23 February 2011

form + function

C'mon, what's not to love here? 

think green!

Oh! Just look at those green cabinets, white tiles and huge windows! Love, love, love this kitchen.

one for you, one for me

2011 collection from Warby Parker. Cool thing about this company is that they donate a pair of glasses for every pair you purchase. Nice!

22 February 2011

rock candy cake!

Source: brides.com via Kellye on Pinterest

If my blog were ever put into cake form than this would be it. Kinda in love with this cake and I may just need it. 

espresso please!

Amazing new coffee shop in NYC. Wow. Can I get a room like this in my apartment? 

18 February 2011

have a wonderful weekend!

plaid, i love thee

Two things I can never get enough of, plaid and carryall bags. This one from Billy Kirk is just perfect. 

oh Jack

Love this canvas iPad cover from Jack Spade. Looks sturdy enough to survive me! 

anthro + bridal

There is so much buzz about this I couldn't not post about it! The beloved Anthropologie just launched a new line/site for all things bridal. B H L D N (beholden), has everything the bride-to-be needs, from gowns to hair accessories. Check out their lovely offerings here. Images via bhldn. 

speaking of tasty treats...

Source: flickr.com via Kellye on Pinterest

These are almost too pretty to eat! Image via Pinterest.

he loves me

Just a few treats from my sweet on Valentine's Day! Hope yours was filled with love and lots of sugar!

16 February 2011

still not convinced

I just don't know, it gets pretty freaking cold here in the winter. Scott Lucas, of band Local H, tries to explain why people stay in Chicago in this hilarious article. Check it out. 

new vintage

I've been in love with this print by artist Amy Jean Porter for some time now. It reminds me of vintage floral prints but the colors are so bright and just pop. Beautiful. Click here for more work by Amy via 20 x 200. 


Check out our new coffee table! It's absolutely perfect and we absolutely love it! Check out more fabulous furniture from New Found Studio here

15 February 2011


I love everything about this look. It is a timeless combo of jeans and a white button up shirt. You can't go wrong with this.  

crisp whites

Such a clean and calm kitchen. I love the palate of greens and grays.

11 February 2011

is this a hint?

Happy Valentine's Day weekend! Super fun graphic pillow from Alexandra Ferguson

twinkle toes

Oh Joy's Valentine design for Kate Spade. Too cute. Click here to send your own lovey dovey postcard!

catalog finds

Diggin' these new items from my (weekly) catalogs...

hand-blocked Jaipur quilt from West Elm

1950's leather Copenhagen chair from Restoration Hardware

Archive Credenza from CB2


10 February 2011

two little suns

Love these Dot to Dot enamel studs from Kate Spade! They would be a cheery addition to any outfit! 

cupcakes and dresses

Adorable dress from LC's Spring line for Kohl's. Check out more pics of the line at In Style mag.

i before e

He, he, he...I like this know-it-all pencil set from Reform School Rules. So informative!

09 February 2011

want to wear shorts

Another great look from Madewell. Love that clutch too. 

simple luxury

These chairs are just so chic. Via Elle Decor

yum, posters!

Really, really love these breakfast prints from The Poster List. They also have bacon, eggs and juice which would all look spectacular in our dining room. Plus, they offer 2 prints for $20! Not bad!

Oh, and I really love this one too. Check out their site here

08 February 2011

birds on a wire

We seem to be having a critical bowl shortage at home and I am thinking these (sale) bowls from Anthropologie could really help out the situation. Love those birds! And, they have plates too...

Sunday Documentary

Not sure how this has become a weekly posting, but we seem to always watch a ton of documentaries on Sundays. Blood Into Wine is the story of how Maynard James Kennan, lead singer of Tool, and his partner/mentor Eric Glomski have managed to create 3 successful wine labels out of literally nothing in the desert of Arizona. It's seriously funny and incredibly informative and insightful. Click here to watch the trailer. 

incongruities and absurdities

People are just flipping over the "debut" of Mark Twain's Autobiography. I just might have to pick up volume one and see what the buzz is about. Also check out Andrew Delbanco's article  in which he tries to make a little sense of it all. 

07 February 2011

my goodness!

Oh my. I am in love. I have discovered THE best online baking supply shop. Layer Cake Shop, run by 2 cool chicks, has everything my little heart desires! I can see myself spending a lot of time and money on this site. Everything is so cute! Check them out here!

Indie Wed film!

Indie Wed 2011 from I Do Films on Vimeo.

Just had to post this FANTASTIC video from I Do Films. I really, really need them to film my (eventual) wedding. So well done! Check out their site here!

desk stationary?

Hand-illustrated greeting cards and stationary from a husband and wife team in LA.  Love them. They'll even customize your very own desk! Check out more paper goods from Hancock Paper here.  

more moop please!

Diggin this new bag from Moop, the Paperback. I like that it folds to be smaller, it can go across your body and it is the perfect size for an iPad! I have their Market bag in gray corduroy and I love it. Check out all of Moop's handmade bags here

05 February 2011

so very sick of snow

Wowser. It has been quite a week thanks to the "snowverload", or "snowpocalypse" or whatever you want to call the Chicago blizzard that hit us this week. So, I am a little behind on blogging this week but will resume as normal shortly! Stay warm out there!

02 February 2011

not a ticket to be had?

Arcade Fire are coming to Chicago very soon and I can't find a ticket! I might settle for this print though... Check out more from Insound